THE "HOSPITALITY OF NEZ PERCE" BRONZE
IN LEWISTON, IDAHO
The "Hospitality of the Nez Perce" is a replica of a
statue found in Boise,
Idaho. The sculpture in artful detail depicts Meriwether Lewis in
a three-cornered hat and his colleague William Clark wearing a fur cap.
An animated Nez Perce tribal chief, Twisted Hair, motions to the west
and a perilous waterway that would transport the explorers to their
destination - the Pacific Ocean. At their feet, unaware of the
historical significance of this first encounter, Twisted Hair's young
son Lawyer is enthralled by the elements of trade, a few fish, and some
Artist and sculptor is Doug Hyde, a descendant of the Nez
Perce Tribe and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501